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May 1 to 5: DAVID ROBSON & JELENA VESIC in MILAN, ITALY

Ashtanga Yoga Italia is honoured to host for the 6th time in Milan David Robson and Jelena Vesic, two of the most recognized Ashtanga Yoga teachers in the world.

From May 1 to 5, a 5 days Ashtanga Yoga Intensive that includes: Mysore style classes, a led primary series with the traditional Sanskrit count, workshops every afternoon… and much more!

Overall program

The intensive is suitable to all levels of practice. If you’re new to ashtanga but DON’T know the sequence yet, get in touch.

Wednesday, May 1:
→ from 6.15h: MYSORE STYLE 
14.30h → 15.15h – MEDITATION SESSION
15.30h → 17.30h – workshop: “ASHTANGA’S FUNDAMENTALS” – The work of physical precision is embodied focus. This workshop will help you sharpen your focus by defining the coordinates and alignment conditions of Ashtanga’s opening sequence of Fundamental Postures

Thursday, May 2:
→ from 6.15h: MYSORE STYLE 
14.30h → 15.15h – MEDITATION SESSION
15.30h → 17.30h – workshop: “ASANA CLINIC”: Healthy biomechanical and anatomical principles applied to Ashtanga’s traditional conditions of vinyasa and asana. This is your chance to ask questions about different postures. Jelena and David will share their insights on safe alignment for the longevity of your sadhana.

Friday, May 3:
→ from 6.15h: MYSORE STYLE 
14.30h → 15.15h – MEDITATION SESSION
15.00h → 17.00h – workshop: “ALIGNMENT AND ASSISTS” – Physical adjustments are one of
the cornerstones of studying and teaching the Ashtanga tradition. In this workshop we will explore some ideas and actions for assisting different postures in the Ashtanga practice. This workshop is open to teachers and non-teachers who want to learn about the postures from a different perspective

Saturday, May 4:
→ from 8h: MYSORE STYLE 
13.00h → 13.45h – MEDITATION SESSION
14.00 h → 15.30 h – workshop: “HIPS, KNEES AND FORWARD BENDS”Ashtanga is full of forward folds and knee bends. Correct technique and alignment is important in order to avoid injuring the hamstrings, lower back, or knees. This workshop will explore the different aspects of these movements with the goal of going deeper into the asanas while keeping the body safe.
16.00h → 18.00h – workshop: “LIFT OFF AND LANDING” – This session offers detailed techniques and alignment cues that will help you find graceful, weightless transitions between postures in the practice.

Sunday, May 5:
8h – MEDITATION SESSION
9.00 h – TRADITIONAL SANSKRIT COUNTED LED FULL PRIMARY SERIES
13.00 h → 15.00 h – workshop: “BACKBENDS” – Explore the basic alignment and actions of Ashtanga’s Primary & Intermediate Series backbends. David and Jelena will teach you 4 distinct biomechanical principles that will take the pain out of backbending and allow your body to safely go deeper into the postures. 

→ Mysore classes will runs on shifts which will be communicated closer to the event. On working days, priority for the first shift will be given to those who need to go to work after practice.

→ Times may be subject to change should the need arise.

Location

The intensive is taking place:

  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at Ashtanga Yoga Italia, viale Doria 35 – Milan. Please note: the afternoon workshops may be moved to a bigger location if needed.
  • Saturday and Sunday at Milano City Ballet, viale Sarca 336, building 16 – Milan

Biographies

DAVID ROBSON is a practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga Yoga, in the tradition of Sharath Yoga Centre (SYC). Is the Director of the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto (Canada), where he leads one of the world’s largest Mysore programs outside of India.

David began a daily practice in 1998 while at university studying Comparative Religion. After graduating, David made his first trip to Mysore, India in 2002, where he initiated studies with his teacher Sharath Jois. Since then he has returned to Mysore annually to deepen and enrich his practice and teaching. In 2007, David was Authorized to teach Ashtanga and now holds a level 2 authorization. He leads workshops and retreats around the world with his wife Jelena.

JELENA VESIC first came to yoga through dance. As a former ballet dancer of 16 years, Jelena made the Ashtanga practice her sole focus in 2009. She’s been teaching since 2014, and is now leading the evening Mysore program at Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto (Canada). Alongside her husband, David Robson, Jelena teaches workshops and retreats in Toronto and around the world.

She’s made two trips to Mysore, India to study with her teacher, Sharath Jois. In addition, Jelena also considers herself to be a student of Jack Kornfield, a Buddhist teacher and clinical psychologist. She’s completed his and Tara Brach’s “The Power of Awareness” course, and is now enrolled in their two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program.

Contribution

* EARLY BIRD BY MARCH 15 *

LIMITED SPOTS, ENROLL AT THE EARLIEST to get yours.

>>  FULL INTENSIVE:  560€ → EARLY BIRD 490€ for registration and payment by March 15.

  • SINGLE DAY -> WEDNESDAY / THURSDAY / FRIDAY / SUNDAY: 110€
  • SINGLE DAY -> SATURDAY: 150€
  • SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: 250€
  • SINGLE WORKSHOP: 60€

>> ONLY MORNING CLASSES (4 Mysore & 1 Led):    200€   → workshops and meditation sessions are not included

And if you can’t attend all of them:

  • 4 morning classes:   180€
  • 3 morning classes:   150€
  • 2 morning classes:   110€
  • 1 morning class: 60€

To take part to the event it is necessary to get Anima Fenice ASD membership card for 2024 which is 25€ and sign a medical liability waiver.

How to enroll

>> EARLY BIRD for PAYMENTS DONE BY MARCH 15 <<

To register it is mandatory to send the following form to [email protected] saying precisely which session you’d like to attend. We’ll be back with availability and payment terms.



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Your slot is reserved upon payment.

Payments can be done cash or with bank transfer. For the latter, please make sure you cover the bank expenses/fees for the receiving side as well. If not sure about the bank fees, please add 15€ on top to your due amount.



The registration fee already paid is neither refundable nor transferable
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